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Missing Women in the Former Soviet Union ? Son Preference and Children ’ s Health in the Transition from Communism

@inproceedings{Brainerd2013MissingWI,
  title={Missing Women in the Former Soviet Union ? Son Preference and Children ’ s Health in the Transition from Communism},
  author={Elizabeth L. Brainerd},
  year={2013}
}
As in most industrialized countries, sex ratios in the Soviet Union revealed little evidence of son preference: sex ratios at birth fluctuated around the biological norm of 1.05 males to females in the western republics as well as in the more traditional, less industrialized republics in Central Asia and the Caucasus. This is as expected in light of the Soviet state’s longstanding efforts to promote secularization of these societies and equal treatment of women. Since the collapse of the Soviet… 
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